|When||Nov 05, 2011 from 12:00 am CT|
|Location|| Lookingglass Theatre|
821 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Suzanne Ross and the playwright/director of The Great Fire and Lookingglass Ensemble member, John Musial explored the myth of Chicago’s origins and provided insights into the creative process during the pre-show discussion at Beane Hall in Loyola University’s Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611. Enjoy the lively conversation.
John Musial is a Chicago-based film & theater maker. He writes, directs, designs and makes stuff. As a writer/director with Lookingglass, he created The Great Fire, The Grail ’97, Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day, and most recently, Our Future Metropolis. He has been Jeff nominated for Best New Work, Best Scenic Design and Achievement in Film Design. He received the latter award for Algren in 2008.
Raven Foundation Founder Suzanne Ross is a graduate of Bucknell University and a certified Montessori educator. She taught preschool and kindergarten before working as a corporate training consultant. As a member of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion, she has attended and presented at the annual conferences. In January 2007, she and her husband Keith founded The Raven Foundation to increase awareness of mimetic theory. In 2010, Suzanne served on the staff of the first mimetic theory summer school sponsored by Imitatio. Her first book, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things, examines the lessons of myth, scapegoating and forgiveness in the hit Broadway musical Wicked. Her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, explores patterns of romantic love and how to create a fulfilling relationship. Suzanne continues to lecture on mimetic theory and popular culture at universities, conferences, churches, bookstores and libraries. She is currently working on the Leader Guide that will accompany James Alison’s Adult Christian Education DVD series, The Forgiving Victim. Her personal blog is